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Facing an Elevator

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by smworld, May 8, 2010.

  1. smworld

    smworld New Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    I have 2 questions for a job we are doing. Here is the info on the job. We are facing elevator doors. The plan is to reface them about every 30 to 45 days. Here are my questions:

    1. Does anyone know how the regulations are on facing elevators? Will they pass inspection with a facing on them?

    2. Would you laminate a project like this? I am using 3M IJ35C vinyl.
  2. gbarker

    gbarker Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Check with the proper local/state department. Their contact info should be on the inspection label on the inside.

    Laminate will ease installation and removal if not taped. Either way laminate will help with removal. The vinyl won't want to tear as easy. I'd also let my customer decide. The only real downside is the additional expense but I think that is outweighed by the durability factor.
  3. G-Artist

    G-Artist Active Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    My kid used to do elevator installs and I buzzed him on that. While neither of us have enough
    data such as inside or out(?) all he could come up with is "what is the fire resistance rating
    on the graphic?"

    Each jurisdiction is different so do check with the state agency that regulates those units
    and get whatever they say (along with the name of who said it) in writing. E-mails will be

    Remember, the more explicit the data you give them the more germane and accurate
    the answer will be.

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